Financial Market Report (SP) (2003-2013)

 

The Financial Market Report covers current issues in the financial markets as well as describing the most recent developments within these markets. The report is published twice a year.

Recent Submissions

  • Koskinen, Kimmo; Toivanen, Mervi (2013)
    Bank of Finland. Financial market report 2
    Banks' financial results have recently been pronouncedly better in the United States than in the euro area. The difference is largely explained by weaker economic activity and strong increases in impairment losses in the euro area. Losses of banks in Southern European countries, in particular, have expanded significantly.
  • Takala, Kari (2013)
    Bank of Finland. Financial market report 2
    In the aftermath of the financial crisis, several EU countries have limited the use of cash for large payments, in order to curb the grey economy. Many countries popular with tourists have more relaxed legislation on the use of cash by foreigners.
  • Vauhkonen, Jukka (2013)
    Bank of Finland. Financial market report 2
    EU countries have contrary to the general view a relatively large amount of experience in using potential macroprudential tools, even if the specific purpose for their use has not been to ward off systemic risks and strengthen the stability of the financial system. Half of the countries in the EU have imposed a loan-to-value cap on housing loans, if differently defined and used for different purposes. Some countries also have experience with the use of capital adequacy requirements for banks in excess of the EU s minimum requirements.
  • Koskinen, Jenni (2013)
    Bank of Finland. Financial market report 2
    The EU's future CSD Regulation allows authorised CSDs to provide services throughout the EU. A new settlement period (T+2) will soon be introduced on the equities market. Those settling later will be subject to an effective sanctioning system.
  • Haajanen, Jyrki (2013)
    Bank of Finland. Financial market report 2
    The European Commission proposal for the Single Resolution Mechanism is intended to come into effect at the beginning of 2015. The proposal does, however, contain a number of controversial issues that will need to be resolved before final decisions are taken. Prominent among these are the legal foundation of the Mechanism, decision-making procedures and funding.